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everything. tonight on our washington's efforts to drum up support for an attack on syria met with staunch international resistance with russia saying the syrian rebels used chemical weapons to provoke a foreign intervention. straightly its opposition coalition sweeps to victory in the general election with most of the results now in and among those hoping for a seat in the senate is wiki leaks founder julian assange. also as new leaked documents point to the n.s.a.'s massive decryption operations to harvest private information issues tarnishing germany's political elite we report from a rally in berlin.
good morning she just joined us just after midnight here in moscow when i was kevin owen you're watching the r.t. network our top story u.s. secretary of state john kerry's on a european tour trying to gather support for an american strike against syria meantime the a used foreign policy chiefs agreed that some form of action should be taken but her statement out of that any decision still has to be made through the u.n. president obama has been having a hard time trying to win over backers for an armed intervention in fact over the last two days he failed to get allies on board at the g. twenty summit in st petersburg let's say it pans out all the monies to get was eleven nations backing a call for tough action against syria but this statement stopped short of explicitly approving military intervention which is what the u.s. is demanding of course international opinion polls also show strong opposition to any armed assault this what the u.s. had to say fifty six percent said. no to any form of military action in syria over
sixty percent of french people again voted against it and the vast majority of those surveyed in the united kingdom said any move must have the green light from the u.n. first similar sentiment sentiments as well shared in germany and turkey the g. twenty nations that were against the agreement account of course for some three billion people and with these latest figures it seems many in the rest of the world also do not want to see the u.s. carry its plan through meanwhile protests have been held in several countries to against an assault on syria you're about to see on the news almost some of the pictures from around the world the antiwar sentiments being felt in washington as you can see a crowd outside the white house sending a message to congress and they're also similar rallies in new york and on the other side of the atlantic in london and paris to and celebrities in the united states been speaking out against obama's plans a handwritten note from madonna here. expressing her opposition to american involvement in syria and his that he was innocent peter spoke the last couple of
days he followed that meeting of the g. twenty leaders. everyone is speculating. on the syria issue i went to the press this morning and the majority have been saying that. initial plan was to disrupt. syria. of course. discord between the g twenty countries on whether a military strike against syria is needed and clearly the biggest concern was whether we'll have a meeting at all because officially they have no meeting scheduled something unprecedented for the presidents of the united states and russia but eventually according to. they met for a twenty thirty minute friendly conversation during which of course they discussed syria indeed. the summit coming here he was hoping that he could persuade the countries of the need to attack syria provide substantial evidence of bashar
al assad using chemical weapons against the rebels but clearly judging by what the russian president said on that matter it seems that obama failed on that sense. i view everything that happened with the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a provocation by the rebels who count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law still david cameron barack obama and. the french president they still try to play hardball saying that the u.n. security council decision may be overruled if they believe that. russian
president. this may generate a great feeling of here among the smaller countries obviously suggesting that bigger states may actually do whatever they want overruling the mandate of the united nations in the us obviously now that the g twenty summit is done we're in for some several very interesting weeks to see how the future of syria will be resolved. so a distinct lack of support for the u.s. led initiative on attacking syria will have on terms a belgian posture and it has been closely following the developments in the country talking about earlier that even a sions aware of empowering radical elements in the syrian opposition if they support the u.s. operation. witnessing remarkable moments in remarkable days. in international politics it's on the scene for a british parliament to oppose the united states in a very crucial matter taking syria or not we see other countries saying
oh we can only do something militarily when the united nations a great many people see the united states is siding with geologists who are creating problems in europe small problem compared to the middle east whether we're creating a ready problems with terror attacks and so on german trains the attempt of the united states to install islamists all everywhere in the middle east in egypt into easy iraq in syria so. it's contradictory to what europe should want an x. someone a story brought yesterday about syrian government forces battling to try to clear al qaeda link rebels from an ancient christian village called malone or are to pray for national took a trip there to see how that army operations progressing he says her report. christian pilgrims from all over the world used to take this road it's traveled to one of the most significant trying and one of the mace totally places in syria its
residents to speak aramaic the language just christ is believed to have spoken we are driving tomorrow. but for another reason on wednesday the central syrian village which had been among the few in syria the didn't see any violence since the crisis here started in two thousand and eleven was attacked by rebel forces most of them recruited to members of just had to nuestra the war came here after a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint the militants of a radical islamist group considered terrorists by the un and us stormed in. the army tells us that this is the closest point and we cannot go any further we can see from our libya which claim here but the thing is that the militants who are still inside that we can see us as well there are snipers inside the goods so it is really dangerous to go there the soldiers say that the militants mostly from don't
have the luther who took over the mountain top sufi the hotel and from time to time they're firing from this so theatric place and they're also militants behind this mountain taking the soldiers say up to fifteen hundred people what is the situation right now. the militants around three hundred people are hiding in sofia hotel there are ancient caves they're under the village they use them as well they're watching us and we're watching them but if we start moving they'll attack us. the soldiers show me the militants position is the mists who are behind a number of violent killings and are believed to be the most aggressive force confronting president assad almost surrounded the christian village. where these people came from. they came from the city of homs in the north and from the city of
grain foods in the south this village is like an island in a storming ocean that is almost level i guess the army that we visited my lunar last spring in a christian arland in a mostly news the ocean the village was indeed unique and aside from the other we used to live in peace muslims and christians of course where free people from outside the city and the country may come and destroy disunity and it seems the residents worst fears became a reality why do you think the militants attack this village. they know that american missiles will not strike a unicycle site and the army will not dare hit it either it's a safe haven for them while we talk reinforcements arrived the syrian army trained an operation to clear malula from death had the initial rebels they have been rumors that they have left the village but the army say the militants are still there and even if they leave they can hide in nearby and return how do you think
the situation will change in case of american strike will the rebels the vengeance from the three use this opportunity to advance further of course they will america is supporting terrorism in this country we've been fighting with the u.s. in fact for these two and a half years and now we can face them directly but we are ready for that we will not give up if america strikes series major military facilities will be targeted and destroyed no one can say what the war on the ground will look like but certain . this place will no longer look the same and refinish nasty reporting from syria. well as militants are still occupying the mountaintop would tell you saw there according to marie of last year's latest tweet informer on twitter and you can stay up to date with the syrian army mission as well as the other news from the country to. be in the.
strollers oppositions clinched the resulting victory in the country's general election early results give a clear lead to conservative challenger tony abbott prompting the labor government to concede defeat after six years of power among those running was the party of wiki leaks founder julian assange although he's not likely to secure a seat in the senate well earlier my colleague andrew farmer spoke to artie's lindsay france about a sound she is bad for office. he's got the power to pull votes away from other australian anti establishment parties such as family first's the pirate party and the sex party you heard that right those three opposition parties he has the power to to to get good tension away from them just with his name alone and also with his campaign because it's been very colorful hasn't yes it has absolutely his campaign for a seat in australia's senate as you mentioned has consisted mostly of social media blitz is in virtual town hall meetings along with a mullet wig music video where the candidates recorded his own version of oz icon
john farnham activism and you're the voice of that you. didn't please the president of ecuador too much that this was shot in the ecuadorian embassy but that's another story altogether but i have been making some serious points to the haven't they that we can expound seen them manifest they can you outline what they've been saying and absolutely now it was just established last month and it wants to bring transparency accountability and justice to australia's parliament by way of pushing for public oversight of government practices fighting corruption and providing people with a range of what it calls twenty first century freedoms and that includes the free flow of information internet liberty protection for whistleblowers national sovereignty and integrity in the global community which is as you can imagine a very tall order for any political party but also a very tall order if you does win if this does win you have to get back to stray wax and how is that going to be possible well if there's a lot of twists and turns that could take he's got plenty of federal agents after
him but he's got to get to australia of course to fill that seat if he were to make it and now we spoke with his running mate benoit kemp mark who told us that the responsibility for granting safe passage for him back to australia should fall on the shoulders of the australian government doesn't feel very good certainly it would be australian government to allow political figure who is being elected to the street in the largest. streets and allow him to sit. in church. and it will be a public relations that's the australian government would have to take very carefully if elected he's got ten months to make it back to australia before casual vacancy that would be created by his lack of attendance in this case the running mate we spoke with would then take his seat so if the tories voters do swing joined us on his way though and he does try to make a dash to get home without help he will either end up in the senate or in the slammer there's
new revelations are still coming to light on the scope hole of the n.s.a.'s online snooping according to the latest leagues from edward snowden the u.s. has paid billions of dollars over the past decade to decode encrypted private data everything from e-mails banking transactions well the situation spreading anger across europe with the general election coming up many are unhappy about the government's role in the scandal peter all of it has the details. another saturday another demonstration em against the n.s.a.
spying on europe europeans have been outraged at the amount of their personal details that are not only being gleams to the spying scandal but also be just handed over by certain companies that stroll and hundreds of people out on the streets here of the german capital to campaign against that they say that they're unhappy at the u.s. looking into their personal lives made types or trumps any intelligence service active in germany must be subject to the law there are committees for that in the bundestag and they should be making sure that the german intelligence service operates in the interest of our citizens and doesn't cooperate with foreign services to spy on the dr should side with the gulf is going to dot all the data should be protected and who should have access to information so we know what's going on at this moment everything is true to confidential so have no one to defend ourselves from surveillance and today we would like to show them that we will not
accept this. there's nothing in it all the western democracies after september the eleventh almost started an arms race like in the cold war but this time those arms are used against their own citizens this makes me extremely angry so today i'm wearing a wedding dress that symbolizes the love for democracy to which i say yes and i will love till death do us part i did this level of outrage which is prompted the european commission to say that well edward snowden's leaks have been a wake up call and that they need to put forward some kind of legislation that will come but companies they give forward information about the source and stop them from doing nothing and the hunting over the private information of european citizens to the united states. in the league documents the n.s.a. states its goal of gaining unrestricted access to server space it's the sheer scale of the data harvesting that's got people worried according to the director of the
center for investigative journalism at london city university who spoke to me earlier. it's been going on a long time people forget that in the seventy's. a spy system called echelon was uncovered over britain run by the united states what was different about that spying system in the present one is the sheer extent of it the major security companies that and social networking companies have opened their effective back doors to the n.s.a. even commercial confidentiality as an area of secrecy is provided completely by this hoovering up of everything and so i think people are alarmed because they realize it will affect them personally it's not just political opponents but the possibility of blackmail is enormous some dissident a federal employee could easily sift this material find something terribly damaging and then use it for personal gain or political gain. it's been over three months now since president obama vowed to free over eighty prisoners from guantanamo bay
the men mostly yemeni nationals have been cleared for release from the u.s. military facility in cuba several years ago martin investigates tonight the issue is breaking news. the u.s. government's trusting in yemeni government to carry out drone strikes weekly. but they cannot trust the government to take prisoners from the get mail because they say oh they're going to be terrorists we can't trust to release them however many people have been released from guantanamo bay in the past and they are just living our normal lives they just want the chance to have a free life and not be detained indefinitely there are no countries that are currently wanting to host these these prisoners because there's so much red tape associated with that here in the united states the united states promised the yemeni people that there would be facilities infrastructure there to help former guantanamo inmates re assimilate into into society that infrastructure is yet to exist it's not there we have covered this on the show in the past we've had activists we've had journalists that have traveled to yemen that have explained to
us what it's like for people that. are around these drone bombings and all these horrible things that are happening in yemen and on top of that. there's there's all there's the guantanamo aspect that these men will never return and will never see their families and that's it's heartbreaking. any more full show just over an hour from now on r.t. internationalists take a look at what we've got lined up for you tonight about the dot com blogging to take his part of this is easy is counting to three according to one instructor told me that makes to hundreds of people he's been given a jail sentence for his trouble find it will go to no water on our website. we're going to be the power for this is a giant awakes spewing ash and smoke over southwestern peru this volcano after years of silence spectacular pictures in iraq in motion page. i know c.n.n. . fox news have taken some slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to
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protecting a city russia's far east has given way after more than a month of severe flooding there forcing five hundred people the latest number to abandon their homes rescue crews are trying to help the families to get to dry land where buses will be taking away from this ongoing flood water levels in fact incomes for most going to more of my been rising by twenty centimeters every day several helicopters are on standby if needed relief for a broader evacuation those ongoing floods and russia's far east the most severe in one hundred twenty years of a fate at least fifty thousand people sort of. other headlines making news this morning clashes have erupted rally of the far right english defense league in the u.k. the group attempted to march to an east london mosque despite being banned from the area fighting then broke out with anti fascist protesters to rioters were arrested as police attempt to contain the violence. another protest in turkey's turn violent with police firing tear gas on a crowd in ankara students in the capital turned out against plans to build
a road through their campus ripping out three thousand trees along the way fourteen people were arrested demonstration back in may protest against the destruction of the park spiraled into deadly clashes with police across the country. egypt's launched a military operation against islamist in northern sinai helicopters and tanks are said to be leading the onslaught they're targeting villages housing militants sources say dozens are already dead or injured bloodshed in the restive region intensify with the ousting of president mohamed morsi in july. two blasts in somalia's capital killed fifteen and injured twenty three others in mogadishu first car bomb exploded near the entrance to a restaurant this popular with local officials there then a suicide bomber detonated his device amongst the crowds who hit inside that restaurant the al shabaab group linked to al qaida has claimed the attack. national limpid committee announced that tokyo will host the twenty twenty eight lympics it
was competing with two other cities madrid all of its final run off tokyo hosted the games before back in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. well congratulations to them looking ahead later this morning the number of american business executives implicated in fraud sort of the last two decades according to a recent report we got our financial guru on the case coming your way at twenty thirty g.m.t. i'll be back with more news t. thirty six minutes time i counted up to see that. yeah. i've explained this many times before a board of directors of any s. and p. five hundred company america today wants to see implicated in some crime committing malfeasance committing fraud subpoenaed or in jail because it shows initiative they want to push the edge they want to go that extra mile they want to break the law and then they want to throw it to the justice department saying. eric holder can't
catches. and then if they do get caught they change the law they modify the law they rewrite the law and that's what it's all about breaking the law for law and order bring back then. bring it back. many gay bars are starting to refuse to sell russian vodka as a means of protesting the homosexual propaganda laws in russia as i've said before boycotts are a great way to put pressure on people but are we putting pressure on the right people not only is it racist to assume that hurting the vodka flow will deal a massive blow to the russian economy but it is also racist to think that any vodka with a russian sounding name is itself russian and many videos angry gay bartenders were
pouring stolichnaya vodka which should be pronounced by the way onto the ground in a fury but if those bartenders would take a closer look at the labels they would see the. that exported stoli is produced and bowed in let's via by the s.p.i. group not in russia also according to the n.p.t. group beverage alcohol report the most popular vodka in america with a russian sounding name is smeared off which is british owned and produced and bottled in various countries around the globe including the usa itself we did support the american worker people love to panic over the hip and trendy scandal of the month but everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that homosexuality itself is legal in russia and is punishable in many other countries including a death sentence in some of them and yet russia gets all the attention if people really wanted to effectively boycott any country with any laws even hinting against homosexuality they would have to hit them where it hurts and stop getting natural resources imported from countries like russia saudi arabia venezuela and iran and
so on and so on that is a vastly more difficult proposition than pouring american made vodka onto the sidewalk but that's just my opinion. well you know i beg you please your father and your brother all here well who would think of your wife and children think of your family oh yeah please come out i
promise you that not a hair on your head will be harmed would come out into the yard raise your hands take off your jacket and show them that you're not wearing a bomb belt but just walk slowly towards our people and let them search you do you understand me. please. a former minister of the republic of peel's to his son yacoob who refuses to listen as his father has him to surrender. he would soon be killed in a shootout with special forces. in the northern caucasus is the smallest and youngest republic of the russian federation for the past twenty you english and he has lived through several conflicts terror operations and a string of retaliation. terrorism it's an islamic state would be cool to the caucasus emirate young people and you would into the world with promises of a ticket to paradise when in reality they're trained to become terrorists and suicide bombers.
at the age of eighteen most of went into the woods to join the militants this is the first time seen his mother since he voluntarily surrendered himself she hasn't seen him for two years. you've got a kid. i didn't believe it until the end until i saw him on t.v. showing that he surrendered i was so happy that he's come back that he had given himself up. personally i didn't want to kill anyone.